Weald History Group

Formed for the enjoyment of our own history


Weald History Group Autumn talks 2017

Tuesday October 24, 8pm start   AGM – PLUS wine and nibbles  Memorial Hall

Wednesday November 15, 8pm start, Memorial Hall: Mary Smith will tell us about ‘A Schoolgirl’s War’ and introduces it here :

“I was headteacher of Maidstone Grammar School for Girls until 2014 and have recently produced a book entitled “A Schoolgirl’s War”. This features the exquisite and highly original art work of the art teacher at that school during WW2. She set out to document in paint and pencil the lives of school children as the war unfolded. I don’t think there is a similar collection of paintings anywhere. I also contacted 53 “old girls” who were at the school during the war. They shared their fascinating memories and anecdotes with me – which included disrupted schooling, air-raids, doodlebugs, and underground lessons in shelters. My talk would include a selection of these paintings and anecdotes. “

Friday December 15 at 7.30 : Sue is organising the book launch

In the New Year, we will have a New Year lunch, venue to be tested out!

Then a couple more evening (or afternoon) talks and a Summer Outing.

Ideas for talks and visits, or any other activity, welcome. 

Committee Members
Chairman  Richard Gidman  454222
Secretary  Sheila Turley  463339
Treasurer  Nigel Turley  463339
Gillian Moysey
Ken Hocking